Next Level Physiotherapy is based in Cork city centre within MD Clinic, in The Plaza, City Square off Watercourse Road in Blackpool. It is within walking distance of MacCurtain Street and St Patrick’s Street. The clinic is closely located to Blackpool for anyone looking for a nearby Physiotherapist in Cork.

Find Next Level Physiotherapy within MD Clinic on Watercourse Road, Blackpool, Cork
The clinic is only an 8 minute walk from Cork Opera House and has FREE on-site parking

Our Vision

Our vision is to take your treatment and experience of Physiotherapy to the next level. We want to hear about what your goals are and what you want to get from physiotherapy. We promise to do everything in our power to achieve this goal. The treatments we provide are proven to work, are goal orientated, and based on up-to-date scientific evidence. We believe this approach contributes to our very high success/satisfaction rate in the clinic, as can be seen from our Google reviews and testimonials. Whether your goal is to play sport for Ireland, or get a pain free nights sleep, you are in safe hands with us.

John Shanahan, Chartered Physiotherapist, Cork

John Shanahan Physiotherapist Cork
John Shanahan is a Cork Physiotherapist and established Next Level Physiotherapy Cork in 2018

Next Level Physiotherapy was established by John Shanahan, Cork Physiotherapist, in 2018. From a young age, John has had a keen interest in sport and health and fitness. He has competed at international level in Athletics underage, and played soccer and GAA for his local club in Limerick too. John graduated with a MSc in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Since graduating, John has gained a breadth of experience within the NHS in Scotland, elite athletes, sports teams and private practice. He has worked within all areas of Physiotherapy (including Neurology, Respiratory, Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal). Therefore, gaining valuable exposure and clinical knowledge to become a versatile Physiotherapist. John is well-equipped to deal with any physiotherapy issue that may arise in the clinic.

What our patients say

We take pride in providing the best care possible for our patients. To see for yourself how the Next Level Physiotherapy approach can benefit patients, have a read of our Testimonials here.

John is a very skillful physiotherapist. He helped me a lot with my lower back pain. He relieved the immediate muscle tension very effectively, and gave me good stretching exercises to do at home. John also followed up afterwards to see how I was doing. Now my go-to physio in Cork city, definitely.


Professional Standard

John is a member of CORU, the governing body for health and social care professionals in Ireland. They protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training, and competence. John is a member of Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), the professional body for the Physiotherapists in Ireland.  Chartered Physiotherapists represent the highest standard of practice and service and set the benchmark for professional practice in Ireland.

Our treatments can be claimed against your insurance plan as we are a Chartered Physiotherapy practice and CORU regulated. The clinic is registered with all major health insurance companies including Aviva, Laya, Irish Life and VHI to name a few.


We are lucky to have won a number of awards since opening, including:

Best Physiotherapy Clinic in Ireland

To make an appointment contact Next Level Physiotherapy here. We guarantee to respond to your query within one hour.